Just Another Day

"Any idiot can handle a crisis, it's day to day living that wears you out." - Chekhov

Friday, September 02, 2005

It's Called Balance

The right-wing nuts are screaming about Planned Parenthood getting money in the New Orleans clean-up operation. The left wing is screaming about Pat Robertson's Operation Blessing getting money for the same. Hey, folks!! Who gives a flying monkey fuck who gets the money to help out...as long as they're helping out. Of course, it is a legitimate question to ask what the hell Planned Parenthood might be doing in such a place. If they're giving out free abortions for pregnant women who have lost everything, hey go for it...if that's what the woman wants, get to work. It is less legitimate to ask about Operation Blessing which, ostensibly at least, is designed exactly for this type of stuff. Those of you with a more intimate history of the place (you know who you are) know it is a laundering operation for Robertson and his family, although doing some good at times.

Of course, in today's media environment, where it matters not what one's expertise is as long as you fall on either side of the political chasm the Republicans have dug over the past decade, it can pass as balance. So, put your questions aside, legitimate or not, and let them suck up some federal money and, hopefully, do some good while the vacuum's on.

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